United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Try FoodData Central Basic Report:  09226, Papayas, raw c 
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g

cup 1" pieces 145 g

cup, mashed 230 g

fruit, small 157 g

fruit, large 781 g
Proximates Water g 88.06 127.69 202.54 138.25 687.75
Proximates Energy kcal 43 62 99 68 336
Proximates Energy kJ 179 260 412 281 1398
Proximates Protein g 0.47 0.68 1.08 0.74 3.67
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 0.26 0.38 0.60 0.41 2.03
Proximates Ash g 0.39 0.57 0.90 0.61 3.05
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 10.82 15.69 24.89 16.99 84.50
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 1.7 2.5 3.9 2.7 13.3
Proximates Sugars, total g 7.82 11.34 17.99 12.28 61.07
Proximates Sucrose g 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) g 4.09 5.93 9.41 6.42 31.94
Proximates Fructose g 3.73 5.41 8.58 5.86 29.13
Proximates Lactose g 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Maltose g 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Galactose g 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Proximates Starch g 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 20 29 46 31 156
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 0.25 0.36 0.57 0.39 1.95
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 21 30 48 33 164
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 10 14 23 16 78
Minerals Potassium, K mg 182 264 419 286 1421
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 8 12 18 13 62
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 0.08 0.12 0.18 0.13 0.62
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 0.045 0.065 0.103 0.071 0.351
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 0.040 0.058 0.092 0.063 0.312
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 0.6 0.9 1.4 0.9 4.7
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 60.9 88.3 140.1 95.6 475.6
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.023 0.033 0.053 0.036 0.180
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.027 0.039 0.062 0.042 0.211
Vitamins Niacin mg 0.357 0.518 0.821 0.560 2.788
Vitamins Pantothenic acid mg 0.191 0.277 0.439 0.300 1.492
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 mg 0.038 0.055 0.087 0.060 0.297
Vitamins Folate, total a µg 37 54 85 58 289
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 37 54 85 58 289
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 37 54 85 58 289
Vitamins Choline, total mg 6.1 8.8 14.0 9.6 47.6
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 47 68 108 74 367
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta µg 274 397 630 430 2140
Vitamins Carotene, alpha µg 2 3 5 3 16
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta µg 589 854 1355 925 4600
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 950 1378 2185 1492 7420
Vitamins Lycopene b µg 1828 2651 4204 2870 14277
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 89 129 205 140 695
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.30 0.43 0.69 0.47 2.34
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta mg 0.02 0.03 0.05 0.03 0.16
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma mg 0.09 0.13 0.21 0.14 0.70
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta mg 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.02 0.08
Vitamins Tocotrienol, alpha mg 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, beta mg 0.07 0.10 0.16 0.11 0.55
Vitamins Tocotrienol, gamma mg 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.02 0.08
Vitamins Tocotrienol, delta mg 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 0 0 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 2.6 3.8 6.0 4.1 20.3
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.081 0.117 0.186 0.127 0.633
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 g 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 g 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 g 0.002 0.003 0.005 0.003 0.016
Lipids 14:0 g 0.013 0.019 0.030 0.020 0.102
Lipids 16:0 g 0.060 0.087 0.138 0.094 0.469
Lipids 18:0 g 0.004 0.006 0.009 0.006 0.031
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.072 0.104 0.166 0.113 0.562
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.038 0.055 0.087 0.060 0.297
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 0.034 0.049 0.078 0.053 0.266
Lipids 20:1 g 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.058 0.084 0.133 0.091 0.453
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 0.011 0.016 0.025 0.017 0.086
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.047 0.068 0.108 0.074 0.367
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 0 0 0 0
Amino Acids Tryptophan g 0.008 0.012 0.018 0.013 0.062
Amino Acids Threonine g 0.011 0.016 0.025 0.017 0.086
Amino Acids Isoleucine g 0.008 0.012 0.018 0.013 0.062
Amino Acids Leucine g 0.016 0.023 0.037 0.025 0.125
Amino Acids Lysine g 0.025 0.036 0.058 0.039 0.195
Amino Acids Methionine g 0.002 0.003 0.005 0.003 0.016
Amino Acids Phenylalanine g 0.009 0.013 0.021 0.014 0.070
Amino Acids Tyrosine g 0.005 0.007 0.012 0.008 0.039
Amino Acids Valine g 0.010 0.014 0.023 0.016 0.078
Amino Acids Arginine g 0.010 0.014 0.023 0.016 0.078
Amino Acids Histidine g 0.005 0.007 0.012 0.008 0.039
Amino Acids Alanine g 0.014 0.020 0.032 0.022 0.109
Amino Acids Aspartic acid g 0.049 0.071 0.113 0.077 0.383
Amino Acids Glutamic acid g 0.033 0.048 0.076 0.052 0.258
Amino Acids Glycine g 0.018 0.026 0.041 0.028 0.141
Amino Acids Proline g 0.010 0.014 0.023 0.016 0.078
Amino Acids Serine g 0.015 0.022 0.034 0.024 0.117
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 0 0 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 0 0 0 0
Flavones Apigenin mg 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Flavones Luteolin mg 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
Flavonols Kaempferol mg 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Flavonols Myricetin mg 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
Flavonols Quercetin mg 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Isoflavones Daidzein mg 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Genistein mg 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Total isoflavones mg 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Sources of Data

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Footnotes
a  Mean value contains data based on the analysis of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate plus total folate determined microbiologically
b  Based on red-fleshed papaya; yellow-orange-fleshed papayas have 0 mcg lycopene/100 g.
c  Large variability in weight of whole fruit, especially between different cultivars.